[SOLVED] vpnc questoin

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mph426
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[SOLVED] vpnc questoin

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Hi all,

I installed vpnc to connect to my work. So far I've not had much luck connecting. I was able to setup the connection in the NetworkManager Applet. However when I try to connect it comes back with "The VPN connection 'Work' failed because there were no valid VPN secrets."

I copied my config from my last distro into /etc/vpnc/ and am able to manually start it via the command line. vpnc /etc/vpnc/Work.conf

Now, the whole time I've been doing this I've had my work firewall log open and running tcpdump. When I try to use it via the applet there's no traffic whatsoever, the command line generates traffic and completes successfully.

What am I missing here?

Thanks in advance,

Setup:
Mint 12
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Re: [SOLVED] vpnc questoin

Post by mph426 »

Update,

While doing some research in the Networkmanager applet's mailing list. I turned on the debugging for the vpnc client. In doing so somehow made the applet disappear. Since I'm new to the ways of Mint, I could not easily find the correct service to restart. So, when in doubt... Reboot. After the reboot the applet re-appeared. Low and behold the VPN connection started to work.

So, solved is a bit inaccurate, but for the case of this thread close enough.

MPH
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